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Singapore expands Vaccinated Travel Lanes to eight more countries

Borders are beginning to open up as we approach an endemic COVID-19.

Charlotte Chang

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Published: 9 October 2021, 3:13 PM

Eight more countries have been added to the vaccinated travel lane scheme by the Ministry of Transport, authorities announced on Saturday (Oct 9). 

From Oct 19 onwards, vaccinated travellers can travel from Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Britain, and the United States of America t0 Singapore without serving a quarantine or stay-home notice. 

Similarly, fully vaccinated Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents (PRs) will be allowed to travel without quarantine in the above countries.

This comes after Singapore announced that it expanded the VTL scheme to South Korea on Friday. The first VTLs were launched on Sep 8, with Germany and Brunei.

Though there are no specific requirements for departure from Singapore, travellers are advised to make sure they are eligible for the outbound SafeTravel Lane arrangements of their intended destination, such as the Reciprocal Green Lane for flights to Germany.

Check with the immigration authorities or embassy of the destination on the health requirements for travellers from Singapore, such as vaccination certificates.

If you are intending to return to Singapore, use the appropriate SafeTravel lanes for your return trip and seek the necessary approvals before returning.

More information on departing from Singapore can be found here.

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